2 wks on flu better now this morning worse...

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I've been taking flu for the last two weeks and for the last week I have been feeling better. This morning I woke up feeling bad like its coming back. Has anyone had this happen?

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    I am on day 18 today on 20 mg fluoxetine. There are good moments and bad one...but as I see here from the people discussing it can vary until full effect up to six months and for the first changes they come between 4-6 weeks....I will stick on 20mg a day and try to distract myself as much as I could....

    Hang on I think is to early We to make any conclusions about the medicine...

    Regards,

    A

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      Thank you it's so disheartening to wake up to that feeling again sad as I've been doing so much better the last week. Praying to feel better soon, you also.
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    Yes been there. I'm now coming up to 9 weeks on flux 2 weeks on 20mg & nearly 7 on 40mg & it's only been the last couple of weeks that I've really felt an improvement. I found the 1st 4 weeks the worse increase in anxiety especially on waking, nausea, extreme tiredness, loss of appetite, headaches, & extreme anxiety if I had to leave the house. Not very nice but coming on this forum on a daily basis helped me deal with a lot if it as I knew other people going through the same thing or reaching a stage where everything was getting better. I still have not so good days but they are getting less & less - no anxiety any more just still get tired more then have rushes of energy but I feel so much better in my self. I can now go out without fear & I have returned to work work on a phase return & tomorrow will be the start of my third week & now doing 5 hours a day. So stick with it because it's not an overnight remedy & takes about 6 weeks upwards before you start to feel like your old self. Wishing you all the encouragement & support & keep posting on here because you are not alone xxx
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    Hi Nicole

    I totally agree with vajaja the worst 4 weeks are terrible but things will improve, I started to feel better at around 6 weeks only slightly but things started to improve. I'm week 13 now 4weeks 20mg 9 weeks 40mg and I'm feeling so much better almost back to normal!! I have so much more energy & some days even forget Iv been ill something I never thought was possible a few weeks ago.

    Stick with it, it is a long difficult recovery but certainly worth it when you get there.

    I hope you start to feel some improvement soon.

    Take care

    Katie x

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    I think this early in you are bound to get good and bad days. I started 4 weeks ago and up until recently I was lucky to get good "hours" not days. This have stabilised a bit now and I am going to stick with them even though I still have some really bad times, they are not as frequent. Good luck x

     

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